I understand that this Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report will be valid for a period of five years from the date it is issued, as per CIC’s requirement.
I agree that ICES may retain my personal non-financial information for at least ten years from the date of my application, and that it may retain this information indefinitely if ICES determines that my documents are not authentic.
I understand that measures will be taken in the event that my documents are determined to be false, including the nullification of any Educational Credential Assessment Reports already issued and notification to CIC and other assessment agencies, which will include my name and date of birth.
I understand when ICES gives an estimated time of completion, it is calculated from the day the required documents are supplied to ICES. It is not calculated from the day I apply.
I understand that ICES will cancel, without refund, any application for assessment if any submitted documents have been falsified, forged, misrepresented, or altered in any way. ICES will also retain all official documents sent to our offices.
I understand that the ECA reports conducted by ICES are advisory only. ICES assessments do not guarantee, replace, or supersede those required by professional associations, educational institutions, or other organizations.
I understand that ICES reserves the right to verify educational credentials with the issuing institution/authority including, but not limited to, sending copies of transcripts to the institution/authority for verification and/or authentication.
I understand that ICES is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.
ECA reports will not be released until all fees are paid in full.
I understand that my personal information is being collected for the purpose of obtaining an Educational Credential Assessment Report for immigration purposes, as authorized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). ICES does not collect this information on behalf of CIC. I hereby authorize ICES to share my personal information, Educational Credential Assessment Report and enclosed documents with CIC for the purpose of applying for Canadian immigration under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. I understand that the information shared by ICES with CIC will be stored in Personal Information Banks (PPU 042 entitled Immigrant Case File and PPU 053 entitled Permanent Resident Data System). The information may be shared with other Canadian government institutions such as the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and foreign governments in accordance with subsection 8(2) of the Privacy Act. It may also be disclosed to foreign governments, law enforcement bodies, and detaining authorities with respect to the administration and enforcement of immigration legislation where such sharing of information may not put the individual and/or his/her family at risk. Information may also be systematically validated by other Canadian government institutions under the terms of an agreement or arrangement for the purposes of validating status and identity to administer their programs. Under the provisions of the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act, individuals have the right to protection, of and access to, their personal information. Details on these matters are available at the InfoSource website and are also available at public libraries across Canada.
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